Old Town: Work may soon start on converting a three storey-office block just off Victoria Road into 24 flats.

Segrue Investments already has permitted development approval to convert Paxton House, pictured, the modern block next to the car park, into the apartments and it has lodged a notification of change of use.

The conversion over three floors will house three two-bedroom flats, 10 single-bed flats and 11 studio flats.

Chiseldon: The Unicorn Business Park in the village near Wroughton could be expanding.

Classical Properties has applied for permission to put up five new units at the park just off the Ridgeway.

They would be for warehousing and storage and logistics operations.

The plan has the support of Chiseldon Parish Council, but the borough council’s highways officer says the applicant has not made sufficient information about access available.

Castle Eaton: A controversial application to revive and expand an anaerobic digestion plant in the small village to the north east of Swindon has been given a boost.

The main application to install much larger digesters and holding pens for the farm material to be used in the digesters to create biogas and fertiliser is still being considered by planners, and opposed by many local residents.

But the applicant Biomethane Castle Eaton Ltd has been given permission to put up a new building to enable the expansion.

The single-storey steel-clad structure is for storing machinery for controlling the new digesters if they are given consent.

New Eastern Villages: Bellway Homes has put in details of the 81 houses to be built as the first phase of Redlands Village in the huge expansion of Swindon to the east.

The developer’s application gives drawings and details of the different models of house which are given names such as The Scrivener, The Baker, The Philosopher, The Mason, The Bowyer, The Cartographer and The Cooper.

One of the biggest developments in the 8,000-home New Eastern Villages expansion programme has been given the green light.

Ainscough Strategic Land's application for outline permission to build Lotmead Village has been approved.

The site of the 2,500 houses will stretch north east from the Wanborough Road close to where it crosses the A419.

As well as the houses, the plan includes community centre and shops, land for commercial and light industrial use, a sports hub and playing pitches and fields and two primary schools.

Hannington: Horses could be trained at Bydemill Farm in the village north of Swindon. Hardy Klindt has applied for permission to build a manege in the farm in Bydemill Farm Lane.

It’s a rectangular area for the training of horses, with a surface of sand and enclosed by railings.

Extensions: Applications have been lodged to build extensions to houses or to build or convert outbuildings and lofts at 8 Snapps Close, Wroughton; 39 The Street Liddington; 4 Hare Close, Stratton St Margaret; 40 New Road, Chiseldon; 26 Vanbrugh Gate, Broome Manor; 14 Bevisland, Eldene; 6 Corfe Road, Toothill; 11 Dawlish Road, Park North.

Such applications have been approved for 2 Thrushel Close, Haydon Wick; 16 Sandstone Road, Blunsdon St Andrew; 14 Jefferies Avenue, Upper Stratton; 50 The Mall, Old Town; 33 Trecastle Road, East Wichel; 7 Chudleigh, Freshbrook; 7 Beechcroft Road, Upper Stratton; 86 Bath Road, Old Town and 2 The Forty, Bishopstone.